Nichijou 07

Nichijou

>mfw I receive a jar of wasabi for my birthday

Man… that’s a shitty birthday present any how I slice it.

You know what’s weird about Nichijou? It’s actually funny by trying its best to be unfunny at all. I don’t know how to describe it any how. It doesn’t actively try to solicit laughter and much rather prefers to remain as bizarre and random as possible without being outright, full-on weird at all but it’s exactly that which is making the show a laugh-out-loud affair every week for me now.

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Throwing in random Malay phrases also helps too!

For a Kyoto Animation production too, it’s almost refreshing how they try to be not pandering to moefags with Nichijou, as if they are sending a message, “Sure we can make K-ON!, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do shit like this as well.” to all their fans and detractors alike (I am on both sides, sad to say).

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Nano gets her stalker too!

Of course, Hakase and Nano are unmistakably moefaggotry fodder for sure, but they don’t dominate the show and they keep and contribute to the randomness of the show as well. And they have a talking cat! Voiced by Taniguchi as well! Who is their straight man!

Well, undeniably, Nichijou’s really getting on a good run now, if you’re in the market for bizarre comedy and something really fresh from the usual crop of “cute girls doing funny, cute things” that seem to be the definition of the comedy genre for anime. Also, Norio Wakamoto makes a really badass pair of wooden cubes.

11 Comments

  1. CaptainBright Said,

    May 15, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    Got to agree on this one. Strangely enough, having high school students saying random, but appropriate Malay words ain’t so bad after all. In fact, it’s better than even the Malay dubbers….

  2. Athos Said,

    May 15, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    After the utter GENIUS that was last episode, this one felt really slow. I don’t remember laughing more than once, or even at all.

    I did enjoy “she got on by herself” and Nano vs random passerby.

  3. T.K. Said,

    May 15, 2011 @ 10:51 pm

    This show is just throwing out ideas on how to troll your friends, and I don’t remember the last time I laughed this much hearing random malay languages…

  4. Psycho Said,

    May 16, 2011 @ 1:50 am

    Is anyone can confirm if that Yukko’s dream in first 7 minutes was taken from Woodencube no Densetsu? Somebody says it is 80s anime. But I couldn’t believe him.
    I didn’t read the manga. Is that dream really from the manga or KyoAni just made the things up.

  5. DocAstaroth Said,

    May 16, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    Agree on all points. Also somehow this series feels very nostalgic. Somehow, I always have to think on the old cartoons from my childhood. Same feeling, you´re always expecting excited the next episode

    PS: The ED this time was even cuter than normal!!

  6. The Hordesman Said,

    May 16, 2011 @ 3:42 am

    Isn’t “moefaggotry” a bit of a pointless term? I mean, you don’t call bravery “bravefaggotry” now, do you? The negative term is “foolishness”, because “bravefaggotry” sounds retarded. The negative term for moe is, well, I don’t think there is one, just use the default.

    Just sayin’.

  7. suguru Said,

    May 16, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    Wakamoto Norio makes almost anything badass. Except maybe for Soul Link.

  8. Wanderer Said,

    May 16, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    “Also, Norio Wakamoto makes a really badass pair of wooden cubes.”

    Are you sure that cubes wouldn’t regenerate into Hyper Perfect Cell @ SSJ3 level? >_<

  9. read005 Said,

    May 16, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    who’s gonna butthurt this time?

  10. Benigmatica Said,

    May 17, 2011 @ 2:05 am

    *looks at 2nd Pic*

    That expression explains all on this episode! Hell, it made me LOL…

  11. Blacksun88 Said,

    May 20, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    selamat tinggal…. o my farking nutbladder

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